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Raphael drawing—whether in red chalk, ink, charcoal or metal point—was a mode of thought, feeling and experimentation

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Raphael: The Drawings

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1st June to 3rd September

In 1845, the Ashmolean acquired the largest group of Raphael drawings in the world. In June they form the core of an unmissable exhibition of 120 drawings. For Raphael drawing—whether in red chalk, ink, charcoal or metal point—was a mode of thought, feeling and experimentation. Eloquence is a key theme—exemplified in the beautiful Studies of the Heads of two Apostles and their Hands c.1519–20, below.

 

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